Councillor Code of Conduct (Major Policy) 2017

 

This Code of Conduct is for Councillors.

This Code is a statement of how Councillors will behave and work with the Brimbank community, Councillor colleagues and Council officers.

This is a Major Policy, in accordance with the Governance (Major Policy Consultation) Local Law No.3. Council considers this policy to be of major significance, and has committed to a public and transparent consultation process that provides an opportunity for people affected, to address the Council.

The Councillors’ Code of Conduct was reviewed and adopted by resolution of the Brimbank City Council on 14 February 2017 and is in accordance with Section 76C of the Local Government Act 1989.

Our Councillors have signed the Code, are committed to working together to govern this City effectively, and adhere to the principles of good governance. The Code goes beyond what is required by legislation. It is in two parts: Conduct; and Support.

The Code covers:

PART 1 - Conduct   

Section 1 – COMMITMENT, VALUES AND PRINCIPLES​  

Section 2 - ROLES AND RELATIONSHIPS​  

Section 3 – CONDUCT

Section 4 – CIVIC REPRESENTATION PROTOCOLS

Section 5 – ACCOUNTABILITY - INTERNAL RESOLUTION PROCEDURE

PART 2 - Support   

Section 6 – RESOURCES SUPPORT

Section 7 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CIVIC REPRESENTATION

Section 8 – LEGAL AND INSURANCE

Section 9 – EXCLUSIONS

Section 10 – REIMBURSEMENT

Section 11 – REPORTING